PTE stands for Pearson Test of English which is a computer based English proficiency test for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the kind of accents you will experience in regular daily existence.
There are three principle parts to the test: Speaking and Writing (together), Reading and Listening. There is an optional 10-minute break between the Reading and Listening parts.
|Part 1: Speaking & Writing|
(77 – 93 minutes)Personal introduction Read aloud Repeat sentence Describe image Re-tell lectureAnswer short questionSummarize written text Essay (20 mins)
|Part 2: Reading|
(32 – 41 minutes)Multiple choice, choose single answerMultiple choice, choose multiple answersRe-order paragraphsReading: Fill in the blanksReading & writing: Fill in the blanks
|Part 3: Listening|
(45 – 57 minutes)Summarize spoken textMultiple choice, choose multiple answerFill in the blanksHighlight correct summaryMultiple choice, choose single answerSelect missing wordHighlight incorrect wordsWrite from dictation
PTE, alternative to popular IELTS test, is flexible in terms of test dates and results are available from 24 hours to 5 working days. It’s score is valid for two years from the test date.